Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Ministry of Propaganda and Democrats:


If the State Run Media told the truth about the democrats only the progressives

would stay with the party. God fearing, America loving patriots would flee the

party if they only knew the history and the truth of the party. Sadly, the media

acts as a Ministry of Propaganda and fails to tell the truth to the American public.

The American people have been deceived by the press from the beginning of the

press.


The Democratic Party stands for racism.

In 1863 every Democrat in the House and Senate voted against freeing the slaves in Washington DC.

The Democrats stood strong against President Lincoln and freeing the slaves.

Almost every democrat in Congress tried to stop the end of slavery.

The 14th amendment to theConstitution, the one allowing for equal protection and due process, was fought by the Democrats.

Every vote against the amendment came from the Democrats.

The 15th amendment, the one giving blacks the right to vote was voted against by almost every Democrat in Congress.

The Ku Klux Klan was eradicated by the GOP, but resurfaced under Democrat Woodrow Wilson.

The 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, was fought against by the Democrats, yet women flock to the party, because the state run media fails to tellthis story.

Presidents FDR and Truman fought for eight years against desegregating the military.

Democrats have a lengthy history of filibustering civil rights legislation and not enforcing it once passed.

Despite Democratic opposition from the likes of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson desegregationand civil rights legislation was enforced by the GOP.

The Ministry of Propaganda, the media and the schools fails constantly in telling this story and telling it accurately.

Under the Carter administration the Democrats created the Department of Energy, at a time when America only imported 28% of its oil. The role of theDepartment of Energy was too reduce oil imports in 20 years. This department,like the Carter Presidency, is an epic failure.

As of this writing America now imports 62% of its oil. Jimmy Carter also brought America the Iranian hostage crisis, stagflation and economic disaster to America.

Under the Clinton administration we saw a President impeached, not for having sex with an intern, although he did, but for lying under oath. Clinton was accused of rape, multiple sexual improprieties and allowing first lady Hillary to runroughshod over Travel Office staff.

President John F. Kennedy, the beloved Democratic saint, wasn’t such a good guy after all.

The Ministry of Propaganda, the state run media just wanted he and the progressives to undermine America so badly that they did all they could to lie and cover up for his massive misgivings:

* Kennedy was allowed to personally edit news stories of his greatest presidential failure, the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Can you imagine a Republican President being granted that kind of latitude?

* Another mess made by JFK was his 1961 meeting with Khrushchev.

The Soviet leader beat him like a filthy rug throughout the entire meeting. For the two daysthey met JFK was given a brutal beating by the Soviets. Kennedy’s own advisors were nauseated by the brutality administered to Kennedy and his weakness in responding. Khrushchev called Kennedy “weak”. The press, including the exalted New York Times reported the meeting as better than expected and left out thereality of the situation.

* The same New York Times reporter who covered for JFK when the Soviets flogged him, covered for the beloved Teddy when he took Mary Jo Kopechne swimming. I cannot possibly think of one GOP president who would get thiscourtesy. In fact, when VP Dick Cheney had a hunting accident it was news forweeks.

* Hollywood even gets on the act of rewriting history with such movies at Thirteen Days. Whoever did the movie must have forgotten history and Khruschev’s memoirs.

* Although the AP was well aware of the affair between JFK and Marilyn Monroe, they covered it up.

The White House Press Corps even covered up JFK’s constant use of prostitutes and drugs. JFK used hydrocortisone, testosterone

(such a manly man), codeine, methadone, Ritalin, antihistamines, anti-anxiety drugs, barbiturates and Procaine injections.

* LBJ openly committed voter fraud, wire tapped Barry Goldwater and had Bill Moyers bug Martin Luther King’s hotel rooms.

Jimmy Carter wanted to make Moyers the head of the CIA. Despite JFK’s failed presidency, the media, to this day, still hails him a hero and the golden child of the Democratic party.

It makes me wonder how they will treat B. Hussein Obama?

With the Ministry of Propaganda aka the state run media covering for the Democrats leaving out little things like Kennedy’s drug and

sexual addictions, accusations of rape and sexual harassment against

Clinton andignoring little things like John Edwards affair and love child (which, thankfully The National Enquirer covered), as well as not telling the truth about Al Gores outrageous lies and John Kerry’s lies about his theatrical tour of Vietnam whereinhe got a Purple Heart for causing himself to be wounded by himself.

Perhaps the biggest offence and the one that is most covered up by the schools and the media isn’t the racist roots of the Democratic party, the sexual abuse, sexual assault, drug use/abuse, nor their support for the killing of unbornchildren, but their well designed and well hidden use of eugenics, a system of removing undesirables from society pre-birth, is hidden behind the façade of

Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose.

Eugenics, one of Hitler’s tools in eliminating the Jews is back under the Obama administration, in a big way.

B. Hussein Obama supports Planned Parenthood and tries to fund them with your tax dollars at every turn.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg favors eugenics, or so she has stated.

Science Czar John Holdren wrote a book recently supporting eugenics to control the population and eliminate those that might become a burden upon society. And, Obama’s AG, Eric Holder gave a speech supporting Margaret Sanger, the pioneer of eugenics in America.

Duringthe recent health care debate Bart Stupak pointed out Obama’s desire for government paid for abortions, the gateway to increased eugenics, based upon an unborn child’s likelihood off of having issues when born. Sadly the Democratic Party and the eugenicists within it do not see a woman’s right to choose as an abortion issue, but as a way to continue their racist history.

Planned Parenthood offices, most abortions and those that B. Hussein Obama, Holder, and Holdren would like to see aborted come from areas with poor socioeconomic backgrounds and significantly higher rates of non-whites living there.

The party of the Klan hasn’t changed, they have just polished their act and found a very lethal and sadly legal way to accomplish their goals. Those who look at B. Hussein Obama as proof that the Democratic Party is not racist need look no further than the fact that Obama is Muslim, Kenyan and half white, but entirely Marxist.

Those in the Democratic Party who love America, believe in freedom and equality must take the party back from the progressives and Marxists that plague it. There is no time to wait.

Bill Turner

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Immigration officials arrest illegal immigrants with criminal pasts in the U.S.


HUNTSVILLE, AL — For the past three days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers traveled through nine Southeast states and arrested 599 of the most dangerous illegal immigrants, including several people in Huntsville.

Wednesday morning, officers arrested a man from Mexico off Berkshire Drive near Johnson Road, who they say was convicted of enticing a child into a vehicle or residence for immoral purposes.

ICE officers couldn’t immediately release additional details about the case or the conviction, only that the man arrested was an illegal immigrant in the United States with a serious conviction.

John Morton, Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for ICE, said 596 of the 599 arrested in the last three days had criminal convictions. Morton said for them to be back on the streets means one of two things has happened. Either ICE wasn’t notified when the illegal immigrants were released from prison or the individuals were sent to their home countries, but returned to the United States illegally.

During Wednesday’s arrest, two ICE officials stood near the rear entrance of the well-groomed brick home off Berkshire Drive while two officers knocked at the front door. All four officers were allowed inside the home by the residents and a few minutes later, two officers walked out of the home leading the arrested man in handcuffs to a van.

A woman walked out of the home and told officers the man was not a criminal and, through tears, argued “there are far more dangerous people out there.”

Philip Miller, field office director for ICE in New Orleans, said he couldn’t tell the woman about the man’s prior conviction or details about his arrest. She would be given more information when she visited the man in detention in DeKalb County. Another woman and a child stood at the front door of the home and watched as the man was driven away.

“We have to be cognitive of the human side,” Miller said. “I absolutely feel bad for his family, but he’s the one who put his family in that situation.”

The man arrested in Huntsville, and any others arrested in the three-day sweep, will be held in detention in DeKalb County. Officials will identify the relationship between the woman at the home Wednesday, and she will be informed of the previous conviction and will be told what the next steps will be.

“Frequently, the family doesn’t know of the person’s criminal history,” Miller said.
About 250 ICE officers worked on the three-day sweep, called Operation Cross Check Southeast.

ICE Assistant Secretary Morton said it was the most successful operation for ICE to date.

While ICE has the authority to arrest anyone in the country illegally at any time, ICE doesn’t have the resources, Miller said. The priority is to get the most dangerous illegal immigrants off the streets first, he said.

“Overall, we go after the worst of the worst, if you will,” Miller said. “We go for those people posing the greatest risk for the community and their family.”

China: Diplomat beaten, injured by Houston police



China said Friday that a Chinese diplomat in the U.S. was beaten and injured by Houston police and urged an investigation to ensure diplomatic practices are not violated.

The U.S. State Department was taking the matter very seriously and findings of the investigation would be shared with China “as soon as appropriate,” said Susan Stevenson, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

She referred further questions to Houston police, which did not immediately return calls seeking comment Friday morning.

The statement from China’s Foreign Ministry said police harassed and beat a deputy consul-general while he was driving to the Chinese Consulate in Houston. The statement said a family member also was involved, but did not say if that person was injured.

According to a CBS News report, Houston police last Saturday tried to stop a car which was missing a license plate. When the car didn’t stop, they pursued it into a garage without realizing the garage belonged to the Chinese Consulate. Police handcuffed and arrested the driver, injuring him, the CBS report said.

Under international practice, the premises of foreign embassies and consulates are outside the jurisdiction of local law enforcement, and diplomats have legal immunity.

The CBS News report identified the official as Ben Ren Yu. The Houston consulate website lists a deputy consul-general, Yu Boren.

“China urges the U.S. … to quickly investigate the details of this incident and to look into the persons responsible to ensure that the Chinese diplomatic and consulate personnel and premises are not violated,” said the statement attributed to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu. “The Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Embassy and the Houston consulate have already made solemn exchanges with the U.S. side.”

U.S.-China relations only recently emerged from a tense period aggravated by spats over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, trade and Chinese currency policy. Comments on at least two major Internet portals had apparently been deleted, an indication the case was considered sensitive, perhaps because of its impact on U.S.-China ties.

Bill Clinton Sees ‘More Immigrants’ As A Way To Reduce Deficit


Dan Froomkin
The Huffington Post
April 29, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton enthusiastically weighed into the blistering national debate on immigration today with a resounding assertion that America needs more immigrants — not fewer — to ensure its long-term fiscal future

At a symposium on deficit reduction today (see my earlier story), Clinton said that one key to avoiding massive debt is to maintain a good ratio between people paying into the system, and those receiving payouts (through such programs as Social Security.)

That means more jobs and more people working, he said. “Which to me means more immigrants.”

Goldman Sachs Said To Be Subject Of Criminal Probe


By Blake Ellis, staff reporterApril 30, 2010: 7:09 AM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether Goldman Sachs has committed securities fraud.

The Securities and Exchange Committee referred its investigation of Goldman to The Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, according to several media reports, including one by the Wall Street Journal, Thursday night. The reports cited sources familiar with the situation.

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Lloyd Blankfein, Fabrice Tourre and 5 other Goldman Sachs managers appeared on Capitol Hill to defend the company’s mortgage market moves.

“Given the recent focus on the firm, we are not surprised by the report of an inquiry,” said Samuel Robinson, a spokesperson for Goldman. “We would fully cooperate with any requests for information.”

The SEC, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office all declined to comment.

Shares of Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) fell about 3% in pre-market trading Friday.

Earlier this month, the SEC charged Goldman with securities fraud for failing to tell investors that hedge fund Paulson & Co. helped select securities for a portfolio it was also betting against. Goldman has denied the allegations.

On Tuesday, seven current and former Goldman Sachs executives, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, faced a blistering cross-examination from lawmakers about the firm’s role in the financial crisis in a hearing that lasted more than ten hours.

“[Goldman Sachs’] conduct brings into question the whole function of Wall Street,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which hosted Tuesday’s hearing.

Will Immigration Law Cost Arizona All-Star Game?


Arizona’s passage of a controversial anti-immigration lawcould cost the state Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, potentially depriving an already battered economy of millions of dollars.

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Opponents across the U.S. call for a boycott of Arizona goods and tourism.

A New York congressman who called for the league to move the 2011 game from Phoenix is the latest person to push for an economic boycott against the state in protest of the new law. Companies have been pulling conferences out of Arizona resorts while others have suggested consumers shun companies, such as US Airways, that are based in the state and have yet to condemn the the law.

“I think that when people, states, localities make decisions this monumental, they should know the full consequence of that decision,” Rep. José E. Serrano, D-N.Y., said. “I think Major League Baseball, with 40 percent Latino ballplayers at all levels, should make a statement that it will not hold its All-Star Game in a state that discriminates against 40 percent of their people.”

Lawmaker wants to bring Arizona immigration law to Utah


As protests in Arizona over an anti-immigration law heat up, one conservative Utah lawmaker wants to bring the law to this state, and says he has the support to do it.

Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, is drafting a bill that would require immigrants to carry proof of status and require law enforcement officers to question anyone they believe is in the country without documentation. The bill also would target employers who hire or transport undocumented immigrants as a preventive measure against the swell of undocumented immigrants he predicts would come to Utah from Arizona once the law there takes effect.

“Utah is seen as state that welcomes illegal immigrants. We almost encourage it with driving privilege cards and in-state tuition for illegals,” Sandstrom said. “With Arizona making the first step in this direction, Utah needs to pass a similar law or we will see a huge influx of illegals. The real issue is just establishing a rule of law in our state.”

Sandstrom says his constituents and other Utahns support the bill as a states’ rights issue, saying the federal government has chosen to ignore immigration law.

Gov. Gary Herbert says while he won’t comment on legislation that hasn’t been drafted yet, he does “understand the interest in addressing illegal immigration and its impact on individual states, particularly in light of the federal government’s inaction on the issue,” said his spokeswoman, Angie Welling. “His commitment is that he will do so in a reasonable and collaborative manner.”

But others say the bill proposed by Sandstrom would be fundamentally unconstitutional, and that Arizona’s law likely will have several legal challenges.

“The bill would go so far beyond what Utahns would expect what we would have in the United States of America,” said Karen McCreary, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. “As Utahns, we really need to step back and see what this means for this state. I believe the people of this state hold more closely the values of liberty and justice for all than what this bill would be suggesting or enacting.”

Part of that worry would be essentially legalized racial profiling.

“There have been undocumented people from every country in this world in the United States for a long time, and you’ve never seen any kind of legislation targeting them,” said Frank Cordova, president of Centro Civico Mexicano. “This bill targets all brown people in Utah.”

Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank, who opted to have his department not enforce Utah’s immigration law SB81, said having to enforce the law proposed by Sandstrom “sets law enforcement back 30 or 40 years because it hearkens back to the days of ‘Driving While Black.’ ”

“For the 200-plus years this country has been in existence, we have struggled with the idea that all people are created equal. At times we have made significant mistakes in following that idea, and laws like this follow that same mistaken path that we should have learned long ago,” Burbank said.

Sandstrom, though, says he doesn’t see how this bill could lead to racial profiling because it would not be directed at one specific ethnic group.

And enforcing a law such as this is what is needed to curtail problems such as identity theft in the state, where 16 percent of identity theft is stolen Social Security numbers used to illegally obtain a job , said Ron Mortensen, co-founder of the Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration.

He says police shouldn’t ignore felonies such as identity theft simply to gain the trust of the undocumented population.

“I think the price might be too high,” Mortensen said.

He and Sandstrom both want to stop any influx of undocumented immigrants by making SB251, a bill that requires employers to use E-Verify, mandatory in the first year instead of voluntary. Sandstrom also is looking into drafting his bill to supersede laws that grant rights to undocumented immigrants — including granting in-state tuition to children of undocumented immigrants and driving privilege cards.

The fight against in-state tuition has gone on since the law was originally passed in 2002, and has failed each year.

“Not educating them doesn’t mean they’re going to turn around and go back to wherever they came from,” said Matt Bradley, a member of the Magpie Collective, which was formed in opposition to the conservative Eagle Forum. “But it’s almost a moot point to start to worrying about in-state tuition, which affects about 300 kids. Every single brown person in this state would be affected [by Sandstrom’s proposed legislation], and as much as they think racial profiling doesn’t happen, it does.”

From Minnesota to Georgia, Politicians Lend Support to Arizona Immigration Law


If it’s good enough for the desert, it’s good enough for 10,000 lakes. That’s what a group in Minnesota is saying as it calls for an Arizona-style crackdown on immigration in the North Star State.

And more than a thousand miles away, in Georgia, a Republican candidate for governor says he’s all for it.

Ruthie Hendrycks, president and founder of Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform, says Arizona’s new immigration law should be mirrored in Minnesota, where roughly 125,000 illegal immigrants lived as of 2007, according to some estimates.

“This issue of illegal immigration and addressing it is long overdue,” Hendrycks told FoxNews.com. “The situation is out of control, and until the federal government steps up to the plate to enforce our laws, the states have no other choice than to enforce federal law through state law.”

Hendrycks, a Republican who will announce her candidacy for state Senate later this week, said she plans to contact Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty regarding her proposal. Hendrycks anticipates widespread support among the state’s residents.

The passing of an immigration reform bill, SB1070, has received a mixed reaction among politicians and residents in Arizona.

“Although there are voices on both sides of the issue, Minnesotans are not blind to what’s happening across the nation and how it is affecting them on a state level,” she said. “I believe that the majority of Minnesotans understand the issue and would be in favor of enforcing our laws.”

Arizona’s law, which allows police to question anyone about their immigration status and to request to see documentation if they suspect they are in the country illegally, has been described as “poorly conceived” by President Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Arizona’s former governor, has also been critical of the law, as has Attorney General Eric Holder, who has indicated the federal government may challenge it.

But Hendrycks rejected critics’ claims that the law will lead to racial profiling.

“This is not about race, it is about the law,” she said. “It comes down to enforcing our law. We are a nation of laws and it’s high time that officials at both federal and state levels start enforcing our laws and not reward those who are breaking the laws.”

According to Department of Homeland Security figures, Minnesota is not among the top 10 states with unauthorized immigrant populations. California and Texas topped that list last year, with 2.6 million and 1.68 million, respectively. A total of 10.8 million unauthorized immigrants were identified nationwide in January 2009, compared to 11.6 million in January 2008 and 8.5 million in 2000.

Roughly 125,000 illegal immigrants lived in Minnesota as of 2007, according to an estimate by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and in 2005 the estimated cost of illegal immigrants to the state was between $148 and $188 million, a report by Minnesota’s Department of Administration estimated.

A spokesman for Pawlenty did not return repeated requests for comment on Wednesday. In January 2008, Pawlenty proposed measures to counter illegal immigration, including a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” and new penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants, but those proposals languished in the state’s Legislature.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, which had 480,000 illegal immigrants last year — sixth in the nation –Republican candidate for governor Nathan Deal said he supports Arizona’s new law and would like to see it in the Peach State.

“As governor of Georgia, I’d work to pass and sign similar legislation,” Deal said in a statement released Tuesday. “The new Arizona law is called ‘controversial,’ but 70 percent of Arizonans approve of it. I think there would be similar support in Georgia for such legislation. Our public services are stretched beyond their limits during these tough economic times, and our open borders result in our states and counties importing poverty. Local taxpayers foot the bill for these significant additional costs.”

In Illinois, local activists chanted “Illinois is not Arizona” on Tuesday as they tried to block the deportation of 67 Mexican nationals from a federal deportation center in Broadview, a suburb of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported. Two dozen protesters were arrested on disorderly conduct charges as part of a movement energized by the passage of Arizona’s law last week.

According to DHS figures, Illinois had the fifth-highest number of unauthorized immigrants among U.S. states in January 2009 with 540,000 immigrants identified — 440,000 in 2000.

Despite that 24 percent increase, some activists said the newly passed law in Arizona is a dangerous precedent likely to translate to resentment against Latino immigrants in other parts of the country.

“There is now a racial reign of terror spreading across the country and it has to be stopped,” Joshua Hoyt, director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and one of those arrested, told the Chicago Tribune.

Obama takes immigration reform off agenda


WASHINGTON – Immigration reform has become the first of President Barack Obama’s major priorities dropped from the agenda of an election-year Congress facing voter disillusionment. Sounding the death knell was Obama himself.

The president noted that lawmakers may lack the “appetite” to take on immigration while many of them are up for re-election and while another big legislative issue — climate change — is already on their plate.

“I don’t want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn’t solve the problem,” Obama told reporters Wednesday night aboard Air Force One.

Immigration reform was an issue Obama promised Latino groups that he would take up in his first year in office. But several hard realities — a tanked economy, a crowded agenda, election-year politics and lack of political will — led to so much foot-dragging in Congress that, ultimately, Obama decided to set the issue aside.

With that move, the president calculated that an immigration bill would not prove as costly to his party two years from now, when he seeks re-election, than it would today, even though some immigration reformers warned that a delay could so discourage Democratic-leaning Latino voters that they would stay home from the polls in November.

Some Democrats thought pushing a bill through now might help their party, or at least their own re-election prospects.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose campaign is struggling in heavily Hispanic Nevada, unveiled an outline — not legislation — on Thursday for an immigration bill at a packed news conference. Asked when it might advance, he declined to set an “arbitrary deadline.”

If immigration goes nowhere this year, Democrats can blame Republican resistance, though in reality many Democrats didn’t want to deal with an immigration bill this year either.

The Democrats’ draft proposal, obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, called for, among other things, meeting border security benchmarks before anyone in the country illegally can become a legal permanent U.S. resident.

Obama praised the outline and said the next step is ironing out a bill. He said his administration will “play an active role” trying to get bipartisan supporters.

Republican Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who had been working with Democrats on immigration reform, criticized the proposal as “nothing more than an attempt to score political points.”

By Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered little hope that the issue was still alive on Capitol Hill.

“If there is going to be any movement in this regard, it will require presidential leadership, as well as an appetite, is that the word? … as well as a willingness to move forward in the Congress,” she said.

House Republican leader John Boehner was more blunt. “There is not a chance that immigration is going to move through the Congress,” he said Tuesday.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the Democrats’ leading advocate for immigration reform, has said he voted for health care reform on the understanding that Obama and congressional Democrats would move a major immigration bill.

Even though he would like to see Latinos turn out to vote for Democrats in 2010, Gutierrez said “many will probably decide to stay home.” However, he added, a strict, new immigration law in Arizona may change that dynamic. The law requires law enforcement officers to question anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.

“On one hand you are not going to vote because you don’t believe people you voted for are doing a good enough job,” Gutierrez said. “Then you say, ‘I got to vote, because the enemy is so mean and vindictive, I got to get out there.'”

The Hispanic vote is growing, largely because of Latinos’ increasing population. The 9.7 million Latinos who cast ballots in 2008 made up about 7.4 percent of the electorate, according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.

Hispanic voters helped flip the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico from Republican to Democratic in the 2008 presidential election.

But even though Latinos’ numbers have been increasing, in some parts of the country their portions of voting populations are not large enough to affect election outcomes.

Democrats hold a 254-177 majority in the House, with four vacancies. But 48 are in districts where Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain did better than Obama in the 2008 elections.

Matt Angle, a Democratic political strategist focused on Texas, said it would be worse for Democrats to propose a bill that has no hope of passing or getting Republican support. Doing so would allow Republicans to cherry-pick parts of the bill to use against Democratic candidates, he said.

The Senate also has a number of competitive races, some in states with significant numbers of Hispanic voters, such as in Nevada, Reid’s home state. Latinos are about 12-15 percent of likely voters there.

“For Democrats it is critical they can deliver if they want to continue nurturing the support they want from this community,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, National Council of La Raza immigration and national campaigns director.